Discover the New Mercedes-Benz User Experience
Need to review a presentation on the way to the office, and discuss minor changes with your assistant on the phone? Trying to watch the latest movies, while your travel companion listens to their favorite audiobook? Mercedes-Benz provides the answer with the S-Class-systematically designing the new edition of its flagship model with the backseat passengers in mind. For example: passengers in the rear have the same extensive infotainment and comfort features as the driver and front passenger. They have access to up to three touchscreens and a variety of different control options such as the voice control assistant "Hey Mercedes".
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No other innovation in recent years has so radically changed the operation of a Mercedes-Benz as MBUX (Mercedes- Benz User Experience). The second generation of this learning-capable system now has its debut in the new S-Class. The vehicle interior is even more digital and intelligent, as both the hardware and software have made great strides: brilliant displays on up to five large screens, in part with OLED technology, make control of vehicle and comfort functions even more user-friendly. The human factor is always the central consideration as the possibilities for personalization and intuitive operation have become far more extensive. This certainly applies in the rear, but also for the driver: for example, the new 3D driver display allows a spatial view at the touch of a button for the first time, providing a real three-dimensional effect without having to wear 3D glasses.
The voice assistant "Hey Mercedes" is capable of even more dialogue. Certain actions can be performed even without the activation keyword "Hey Mercedes". These include accepting a telephone call or displaying the navigation map. "Hey Mercedes" can now explain further in-car questions such as, where the first-aid kit is located, or how to connect a smartphone via Bluetooth.
Alongside the classic entry of a PIN, a new authentication method ensures a high level of security. Fingerprint, face and voice recognition are now combined. This allows access to individual settings or verification of digital payment processes from the vehicle.
However, the unique feature of MBUX is its networking with a wide range of vehicle systems and sensor data. For example, the exit warning function in the S-Class now uses cameras to recognize that an occupant wants to leave the vehicle. If another road user is approaching in the blind spot, the active ambient lighting becomes part of the exit warning system and flashes red. MBUX Interior Assist can also check whether the child seat is correctly attached to the front passenger seat. The driver's attention level is also monitored, if there are signs of drowsiness, the driver is then warned by ATTENTION ASSIST.
The new S-Class can be experienced with almost all senses-seeing, feeling and hearing-while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection and interaction.
Below is a mind map of the key content in the first Special. If you would like more information on the new Mercedes-Benz user experience, please give us a call at (305) 251-0345.